|Title:||A flexible, active-learning mental health intervention for patient-carer dyads living with chronic conditions.|
|Project Description:||Diagnosis and symptoms of chronic illnesses often have a negative impact on the mental health of both patients and their informal carers, and the prevalence of depression and anxiety disorders is high in these groups. Although several studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of information provision for family members coping with chronic physical conditions, these carer training packages only infrequently include a component on the emotional and psychological needs of the patient. Even less common are interventions to help patients support the mental wellbeing of their family members.
Formative research includes literature reviews plus interviews and focus groups with patients and informal carers. Findings from these phases of research will be used to design and pilot a flexble, active-learning intervention, potentially delivered via a website or phone app, with components that patient-carer dyads can select based on their individual needs and preferences.
|Start date:||1st October 2015|
|End date:||30th September 2018|
|Contact person:||Ms Gemma-Claire Ali|
|Contact Details:||Primary Care Unit
Strangeways Research Laboratory
|Funding Organisation:||NIHR School for Primary Care Research|
|Funding Reference:||PhD Studentship|
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